Polaroid iM1836: the first Android based mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is now official

Polaroid iM1836 mirrorless camera

The first Android based mirrorless interchangeable lens camera from Polaroid (iM1836) is now official and it is indeed produced by Sakar as previously reported:

Sakar's Polaroid-brandediM1836 is the first Android-powered compact interchangeable-lens smart camera that makes it easy and fun for anyone to capture outstanding, professional quality images and instantly share them with friends. The 18 megapixel camera features the latest Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" operating system, the smoothest and fastest Android OS yet, and comes standard with a 10-30mm optical zoom lens. The Polaroid iM1836 camera will also offer consumers the flexibility to explore their creativity with interchangeable lenses.

Technical specs:

  • Powered By Android 4.0 (JellyBean)
  • Included 10mm-30mm Lens
  • 3.5" Touch screen LCD Display
  • 18.1 Mega Pixel
  • Built in Peer 2 Peer WIFI (iM1232W)
  • Headphone Output
  • HDMI Type B Output
  • Face Auto Exposure
  • HD Video
  • Panoramic Pictures
  • ISO up to 3200
  • Blink Detection
  • SD card Slot
  • Compact Micro 4/3 Body
  • Pop up Flash
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  • “Compact Micro 4/3 Body”

    microFourThirds or Micro Four Thirds or microFT:

    At least say 4:3 instead of 4/3… doesn’t matter who else says it the wrong way.


    • preston

      Why are you trying to police this? In your exact link they call the sensor a “4/3-type image sensor device”, so it’s hardly wrong to abbreviate it as Micro 4/3.

      • “Why are you trying to police this?”

        Glad you agree 🙂

  • popeyoni

    I thought it was just a rebranded Nikon V1. But if it truly is m4/3 then it can’t be.

    • preston

      No, you are correct. It’s a rebranded Nikon. The 10-30mm kit zoom and 30-110mm telephoto zoom (in picture) only make sense with a 1″ sensor. Definitely not micro 4/3.

  • Doug

    This thing is going to be such a piece of sh*t.

  • Ihur

    You don’t get it. The sensor is in the lens. Not inside the body

  • Jojo

    “ The Polaroid iM1836 camera will also offer consumers the flexibility to explore their creativity with interchangeable lenses. “ But no real information about other lenses, or even the lens mount. How can it be m4/3 with a 10-30mm standard zoom? We’re not getting the full picture.

    • Will

      They simply have an adapter with a micro 4/3rds size sensor built in instead of the small sensor they’re using now.

      The possibilities are endless really. They can have an APS-C sized sensor in an adapter and have Sony’s E-mount attached to it (royalty free lens mount I think).

      They can even put a full frame sensor in a module then hook it up to a Canon EOS mount or Nikon F mount, much like Fuji and Kodak used to do.

  • AnthonyH

    Wonder if the specs are mixed up, like micro SD card slot, instead of SD card slot, and 4:3 referring to image ratio, rather than sensor size? So, I think it should read
    * Micro SD card slot
    * 4:3 image ratio
    * Compact body with pop up flash

    Just a thought…

  • Fascinating! 18mp, m43 (with included adapter, according to their product page). Android OS. I’d buy one!

  • Mistral75
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